Accession Number : AD0632319

Title :   ELECTRO-OXIDATION OF SATURATED HYDROCARBONS ON PLATINIZED PLATINUM IN PHOSPHORIC ACID.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical progress rept., 7 Sep 65-6 Apr 66,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA ELECTRO-CHEMISTRY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gileadi,E. ; Stoner,G.

Report Date : 22 APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The anodic oxidation of propane in phosphoric acid has been studied on a platinum black electrocatalyst in the temperature range 100-150C. A rotating cylinder electrode was used for obtaining reaction orders with respect to propane and will be used in studies of other saturated hydrocarbons, now in progress. The purpose is to extend the present mechanistic study of hydrocarbon oxidation to various isomers of saturated hydrocarbon containing six carbon atoms. This will yield important parameters pertinent to 'fuel cell performance' in terms of structural and molecular weight effects.

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY), (*HYDROCARBONS, OXIDATION), (*PROPANE, OXIDATION), PHOSPHORIC ACIDS, ELECTROLYTES, CATALYSTS, PLATINUM, REACTION KINETICS, THERMOCHEMISTRY, TRANSIENTS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE